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April 15 1880


The Bankruptcy act 1861 In the matter of a deed of assignment dated 31st May 1862 made by Robert Muckleston late of 4 Sydney Place, Commercial Road in the County of Middlesex, Linen Draper in favour of his creditors notice is hereby given that such creditors of the said Robert Muckleston who have not yet received their dividend of nine shillings in the pound which was declared on the 28th day of November last can receive the same on or before the 30th day of April instant by applying at the offices of the undersigned – dated this 14th day of April 1880 Herbert Lloyd and Lane 8 Old Jewry London EC Solicitors for the Trustee.


A number of our ancestors went bankrupt.


This was Robert, born 14th June 1836,  who was the eldest son of John Muckleston of Shropshire Sauce fame, who also went bankrupt.


In 1851 he was a Tea Dealers apprentice. In 1861 he was living in Camberwell, London with his father John, mother Mary, brothers Samuel and John and sisters Caroline and Fanny and was recorded as a Linen Draper and . That same year he married Annie Hill at St Georges Church, Southwark, Surrey .


His business having failed at some point they decided to go to Canada to start a new life and in 1867 their first son William was born in Ontario, two daughters then followed Alice (1872) and Nellie (1873), followed by their final child a son who they gave the unusual name of Aubrey Dan in 1875. He was later joined by his brother Hoeskyn.


Robert was not at home at the time of the 1881 Canadian Census, his family were living at Meaford, Grey East, Ontario, we therefore do not know what his occupation was in Canada at this time. In 1873 he was a Commercial Traveller and although he was recorded as a storekeeper in 1875, he may have returned to his travelling occupation and been away from home on the night of the census.